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of the u.s. administration and barack obama himself, they understand that they are focused in, to be effective in their relationships, they have to work well together. europe is a strong partnership. >> [inaudible question] >> i think it will require important adjustments and policies on both sides of the atlantic. it will eventually be done in the time span that you outlined. >> that would be one of the adjustments needed. >> i feel that there is a new sense of realism about europe within europe. the breakup of the euro, exit from the eurozone, all of these difficulties. all of the cynics who knew all of the answers had you never had any permanent data mechanism, you will never get to a point where you make it is and it is important. the european council is now moving on. when we didn't support the tax of [inaudible] , because their implications, yet the first meeting, it was the first item on the agenda. the countries that supported this could get out of. i think during this current time, we need to start the negotiations for free trade between the eu and the u.s. the greate
and the continuing struggle for freedom in america" mary frances berry, when did the u.s. civil rights commission began? >> guest: the civil rightscivils commission began in 1957.. president eisenhower had a lot f discussions with john fostere dulles, secretary of state about the way the united states was ws seen around the world because of the racism going on, that people hear about and read about. r and the fact that they seem to be a lot of episodes that keptea happening, whether it was lunche named orth discrimination. the idea was he was going to ask congress to set a pace of the rights commission, which would put that on top of the table appeared and told by some at the meeting that he slammed the table and we're going to put the table.n top of the commissions as we know, o sometimes fed up because there'g tough problem and people don't want to do anything aboutle it.. they do a report and it goes away. this commission was supposed that the facts on top of the table and thenp its future woud depend what it found a come howt aggressive it was than what thet president.s >> host: at this poin
and maritime and chairs and a safety subcommittee chairwoman. how much welcome the district along the u.s.-mexico border and knows first-hand importance of border security, but also first-hand the enhanced safety and security they are facing and experiencing through hard work in el paso and i welcome you. i take two also welcome tulsi gabbay who comes from a district with unique homeland security interest. i was a very unique and you had a special commitment to this committee because we need to understand both the successes and challenges of why that is facing a different order of intrusion ip indemnification. i'm also delighted to welcome our ranking member, mr. thompson, who's had an ongoing commitment to securing the border is worked over the years has generated a number of successes. i would welcome mr. cuellar who is ranking member on this committee and were on the gao request many of us were reviewing. i ask unanimous consent to be allowed to question the witnesses at today's hearing. >> without objection. we welcome him being back with us. >> thank you so much. i want to as well co
-gadhafi forces, it involves an attack on u.s. military forces who are involved in stationary. >> i agree with that. but not necessarily while attacked. somebody across the border do with logistics. >> we haven't talked a lot about international law, it is very relevant whether what was true in libya was a non-international armed conflict that would justify military force. you have domestic law problems and very serious international problem city was not part of the larger part. >> may have some into that equates one of the oddities of the white paper and i think it's a very ripe area to follow-up is exactly what work the word imminent is doing. it's not clear from reading the white paper whether the word imminent is in his tent to get over domestic constitutional hurdles, whether it comes to international law or whether it is an attempt to get around domestic criminal prohibitions as an affirmative defense in criminal prohibitions or whether it flows and some other neat. it's simply there is an apparently self-imposed complain and it's not clear what legal problem it's designed to solve.
coverage of the u.s. and reid on weeknights was key public policy events in every week in the latest nonfiction authors and books on book tv. you can see past programs and give our schedules our website. >> at this conference on nuclear weapons former congresswoman says u.s. and russia should further reduce their nuclear arsenals to 1,000 deployed weapons. followed by a discussion about nuclear weapons in the middle east. this is just over an hour. >> welcome to the fifth annual nuclear deterrence summit. i am the president of publications and forms. before we proceed would just like to recognize a couple of our partners this morning. cbi. we appreciate partner in with industry to bring this summit together. we are meeting at an auspicious time those of you have the privileges of getting usa today saw in the headlines massive cuts expected. maybe an army. those cuts won't happen until after march 1st. a lot of folks are saying it's just not gonna happen. it is a crazy time. being in government and watching government, the public policy arena for 30 plus years, i find it totally debil
remains firmly committed to fighting, combating extremism and manifestations because u.s. is not something we could walk away from. it's a clear and present danger to our society and way of life. and when you say what are the worries? one of the worries is that there may be security vacuums after the straw down because many of the timelines spoken of in terms of transitions and sectarian of a possible negotiated peace are all right now timelines and we look at them with hope and we have been strenuous in moving all of our resources, clinical, to not make an otherwise to the task of whatever negotiated settlement the united states and afghanistan are seeking in this moment of challenging transition. >> termer cubby, david word, and emily jake. >> ambassador, thank you for being here. two questions. one, hamid karzai and david cameron had a meeting to spend a six-month deadline on tax of the taliban. two ambition i pakistan was a political party functioning in society? and two, to think the footprint strategy is fun for the united states in afghanistan long-term? >> the first one is to speak
the combatant commander, the commander of u.s. africom and i want to assure you there's been a bunch of speculation about the word risk averse, we needed the country's permission to come in. if we had been able to get them with anything we would have come under the command of the u.s. africa. >> eventually did those go to aaa? >> they did. >> why were they taken off the plane and told to change from their uniforms to other close? >> it was relayed through the embassy. >> how much did upslope the response? >> probably 30 minutes. >> i read other places an hour-and-a-half to two hours. >> that's my estimate i know it was an occurrence. >> why did they go to tripoli rather than benghazi? >> i think it was an 12 hours one we had moved all of the people out? >> and did they go to germany? >> the question i've had since the very start of this is why didn't somebody asked at that time what happened before this all started which would have solved the question about whether there was a demonstration going on or not and i asked that question before solnit the fbi was about to talk to them whic
-reformed over the last two years, but especially last year and u.s. senator lieberman, senator collins and senator brown has supposed reform bill. a lot of people said you couldn't do that come us to thank you for your hard work. been assuming that mr. donahoe, you would agree if the house had taken that the senate bill were passed a bill similar to that and got to the present economy would not have recently made this amount on the saturday delivery that the bill the senate has had provisions in the two make sure this wouldn't happen for a couple years. do you agree with? >> would need to move as quickly as we can canonically changing delivery schedules. sometimes people think that's not a lot money, but to us it's a substantial amount. we need to move on package delivery and not so are proposing. >> i don't want to bring up a touchy subject, but let me go ahead and do it. and that is your legal authority for ending saturday delivery. i know that in the appropriation bills over the years we've put provisions in the appropriations bill that basically say you have to deliver on saturdays
with u.s.a. ranking member on this committee. today's hearing focuses integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. as a pilot i'm extremely interested in this issue. specifically we hope to gain a better understanding of the safety risk the current technological obstacles and key research and development affairs being undertaken to overcome those obstacles. uis has garnered a great deal of attention lately. if you watch the news this morning, there's a lot of news about this issue. in january, a documentary entitled rise of the drums, last week's "time" magazine. the same title and of course the administration's use of drugs for targeting terrorists to confront our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in a confirmation hearing of the proposed cia director, nominee john brandon. however sir, privacy issues beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term unmanned aircraft systems or uas considered uav or drone. as the name suggests, they are complex systems made up of not only aircraft, the supporting communications infrastructure. uas comes in a varie
, thank you for your time this morning. next on c-span2 a look at the economy and u.s. domestic workers. later the national black caucus of state legislators hold the annual conference with a focus on constitutional bias and i are racism. he wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizens. democracy, of course, is rooted and based in the notion of an enlightened citizen. some of us think democracy is defined by the ritual of volting -- voting of course voting is important in a democracy. but voting takes place all over the world. it takes place in democracies, it takes place in dictatorships, it takes place in tow toll yaren societies. voting alone does not mean that we live in a free society. it takes that enlightenedment many to action causing those whom we would elect. to honor our ideas as a nation. >> author, activists and transafrican founder taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets in-depth three hours live this sunday at noon eastern. on booktv, on c-span2. john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable c
i would estimate probably 40% of our ships are manufactured in the u.s. but we also come into your question, many facts are some in europe, facilities and japan were global manufacturing. >> to be a very small percentage right now. >> 10%? >> significantly less. >> are major components to your industry engaged in manufacturing these types of things in china. >> their other part that manufacture. we appreciate that investment. it says here we have $409 in this type of research going on. does that $400 billion annually, does that calculate with individual inventors put into the mix, or they just not part of the calculation? >> are probably not going to be significant percentage as measured by dollars but about 60% would come from private companies than 40% of the federal funded. >> were talking about private inventors and their impact on new discoveries. how is she placed them in terms of government programs coming up with something new, corporations coming up with something new versus the individual inventor community coming up with something new. >> if you look at the types of recr
is productivity and that sounds great because that's what the u.s. needs to get out of this issue. the problem is who is going to be the buyer and how is that going to work out with the currency wars? at some point we ask for, have a weak dollar, which active in the next country can buy the same machines and shop in barcelona, see the local market. are we looking at that end of the equation in terms of the offtake as they say in biofuels? >> well, there's a famous economist in the 1800s called jean baptiste say that man creates its own demand and that is certainly true, particularly in this case. as companies become more perfect is come at cheaper the kind cheaper. so we don't have the worry about somehow people will want things. we have about $45,000 in this country and i guarantee you the vast majority people would rather have a median income of $200,000 for 400,000 or a million and that's just us. in terms of currency, currency is a problem. fundamentally we cannot become our project even innovative is a country, were not going to get access to these markets. why is the german philosophy as
hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world. she was at the council on foreign relations today for an hour and will meet with president obama and the white house tomorrow her last day of secretary. her successors and it should john kerry opie at the state department monday for a welcoming ceremony. [applause] >> please take your seats. good afternoon and on behalf of bob rubin, carla hills who is with us today and the entire board of directors and the members i want to welcome you to the council on foreign relations. i'm richard haas president of the cfr. for those of you who don't know who we are we are an independent nonpartisan membership organization of think-tank and a publisher and we are dedicated to improving the understanding of the world of the foreign policy choices facing this country. today we are continuing what we have come to call secretary of state we cure the council. on tuesday night we were fortunate to hear from george shultz, who served as secretary of state for some six and a half years under president ronald reagan. and this afternoon we are honored to h
last plea for you to listen to this gentleman's question. >> i have heard recently that the u.s. has fallen to the bottom as far as longevity is concerned yet we are paying a lot more than other people. if we veered away from that mindset that we have adopted in this country and looked at other measures such as prevention, alternatives and educating people and things like modified foods and food long-term danger they present? >> i don't know who wants to take this. questions often come up about improving prevention over the course of a lifetime and of medicare and there has been a lot a lot of interest in math that and there've been a lot of improvements lately. one of the unfortunate realities of living in this town and working with the congressional budget office is the scorekeeper is sometimes those initiatives, the people believe they will save money, the congressional dutch office actually scores an increase in spending depending on what the preventive services because they don't really have a lifetime view or they may not have the evidence to say that it does save money. that s
needed. the fiscal outlook, which the u.s. army faces in fiscal year 13 is dire and to my knowledge unprecedented. in addition to the 170 billion in cuts to the army that it could budget control act of 2011, the combination of the continuing resolution, a shortfall -- excuse me, a shortfall in overseas contingency operation funds for afghanistan in the sequester in fiscal year 2013 has resulted in a 17, $18 billion shortfall to the operation and maintenance accounts. as well as an additional $6 cut to other programs. all of this will come in the remaining seven months of this year. the fiscal year at her teen fiscal situation was grave and immediate readiness impacts on all fours is not serving in an order for and korea. the impacts which will have a significant impact willing to fiscal year 14 and beyond. just a few actions will be forced to take will curtail training from 80% of ground forces. this loan type the basic war fighting skills and shortfalls across critical specialties, including aviation, intelligence, engineering and even our ability to recruit soldiers into our army.
atrios and his advisers and how they change u.s. military strategy in his book, the insurgents. then jeffrey engel looking back at the gulf war. >> secretary john f. kerry and his speech as the new secretary. the council of foreign relations on a country of iraq and afghanistan. >> it has now become a capitalist situation. in china, they capitalize on this. as i said, it's all about preserving the power is the contrary continues to grow. they threw aside the vestiges of communism a long time ago. in north korea, it is all about preserving of the military and the dynasty that you have there. it really has nothing to do with what i think karl marx had a division way back. it has to do with a fascinating book on how communism was moved into asia. it is an absolutely fascinating split that occurred. >> keith richburg on 34 years of reporting and insight from around the world. sunday at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q&a." >> stanley mcchrystal retired from the army in 2010. the former commander has written a memoir. he talks about his book in the library in philadelphia in january. this is
the crop here in the u.s., we'll actually likely see brazil being the number one exporter for fiscal 2013. let's turn to the commodity balance sheet. i promised all of my commodity analyst i would give other details all the details out so they could have sent a to talk about tomorrow. i will hit the highlights. much like last year we are coming in with fairly those stocks globally for most commodities. because of problems in the black sea region and southern europe, we production is down this year and because of that in very strong demand for wheat is past few years, we've seen stocks get drawn down again at her lowest level since 2008, 2009, not quite a slow since 2007, to fascinate and again hopefully with a good strong production this year globally return to more normal weather, we should see those. very those stock bubble this project did for the current crop year. we are at the lowest ratio so you see these numbers hearken back to the early 70s. just to say this has been an unusual year for corn as has been drawn down, but particularly because of the drought. soybeans has been low st
communities, the commission recommends that the rural housing programs remain at the u.s. department of agriculture, one agency dedicated to and present in rural america. he lived there, they know what the problems are, and the people there trust them. we also recommend extending the current definition of rural areas, to ensure that rural communities continue to have access to the system that rural housing programs can provide. we also urge that they be carefully examined and the operations be examined for modification. these programs are currently underfunded despite an impressive track record. they need, for example, a slightly more increased application process and the underwriting as well. we know it is a difficult time to talk about spending. these recommendations will be no small sum to jump. counseling and stable rule housing are important elements. with that, i turn it over to my good friend whom i was named by "the wall street journal" many years ago as the odd couple because of our ability to work across the aisle. when he was secretary and i was with him. [applause] >> tha
more than three quarters of the u.s. senate approving the bill that included key provisions for native women. our victories notches in the united states. today is the day. activists around the world will be hosting events as part of the one alien rising to end violence against women and girls. finally, i want to thank the many tribal and public radio stations across the country for any today's address. bring in the state of andean nations to hundreds and thousands of people in any country and beyond. now it is my pleasure to introduce the president of the national american indians. jefferson keel. currently oklahoma u.s. army officer with over 20 years of active duty service and is translated that into a sense of duty and serving indian country and protect in advancing our sovereignty. over his two terms, he is been a two state for indian country. president keel has met with president upon and engaged at the president's cabinet and traveled overseas to educate foreign leaders about our unique nation-to-nation relationship. he has championed health care, were tired with the promise of t
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